cover image Little One, We Knew You'd Come

Little One, We Knew You'd Come

Sally Lloyd-Jones, , illus. by Jackie Morris. . Little, Brown, $16.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-316-52391-2

Though Morris's (Animals of the Bible ) lush watercolors accented with gold leaf obviously place the action at the very first Christmas, Lloyd-Jones's soothing, lyrical text expresses the universal love felt by parents awaiting the arrival of a new addition to the family. Numerous intimate portraits of the Holy Family, surrounded by realistic renderings of tranquil animals make this a fine volume for sharing. The gentle rhyming verses here may invite introductory discussion of not only the Nativity, but the joyous miracle of birth anytime of year. Ages 3-6. (Oct.)